The Copenhagen Full-time MBA

Your Career

While Denmark, and particularly the Greater Copenhagen region, has long enjoyed a reputation for business innovation, it’s now home to a growing number of companies that are breaking new ground. Denmark offers the world's top working environment where work-life balance and self-development are encouraged. If you are looking to elevate your career, we will facilitate opportunities for employment and support you in the process of securing a rewarding role and career.

Copenhagen Full-time MBA Your Career

Excellence in innovation is turning Denmark into a global powerhouse. Click here to read the Financial Times Article.
Clusters of Excellence
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The Copenhagen MBA at a glance

A Tailored Career Service

From the very start of your MBA journey, you will benefit from our MBA career service. The course ‘Managing Your Career’ is a tailor-made, individual journey that lets you reflect on your post-MBA goals and your personal strengths and talents, as well as your ideal job situation and past experiences.

Throughout the year you will experience company visits, welcome guest speakers and attend events – all of which are designed to help put you on the road to achieving your career goals.

Your Personal Career Mentor

As part of our commitment to your career, we will introduce you to our valuable MBA Alumni network, the biggest MBA network in Scandinavia, giving you numerous opportunities to interact with CBS MBA alumni, both on formal and less formal terms.

And if you, like many of our graduates, are interested in staying in Denmark post-MBA, we will match you up with an alumnus who will be your personal career mentor in the third trimester. Your mentor will not only assist you in creating a plan needed to achieve your career goals, but they will help you better understand the industry you have chosen and provide valuable insight into the Danish job market too.

The Copenhagen MBA Career Course

October to March (Modules 1 - 4)

  • Module 1 - Defining your career goals: Online module, workshop, one-to-one coaching
  • Module 2 - Personal branding, networking, LinkedIn: Online module, workshops, one-to-one coaching
  • Module 3 - Applications: Online module, group sessions, one-to-one coaching
  • Module 4 - Interviewing: Online module, group sessions, one-to-one coaching
  • Included throughout are professional breakfasts & coffee chat events

April to September (Module 5)

  • Module 5 - Successful transition post-MBA: Workshop, group sessions, one-to-one coaching 
  • Included throughout are company engagement events 

Post MBA Figures (per last 3 graduating cohorts)

Aims Achieved:

  • Changed role - 81%
  • Changed industry - 68%
  • Secured role in Denmark 70%-80%
  • Managed a triple-jump (role/industry/location): 48%

Post MBA Employment & Compensation:

  • Salary increase - > 47% (Financial Times 2021 Global MBA Rankings)
  • Employed after 6 months - 100%
  • Employed after 3 months - 70%
  • Top 50 MBA in the world for 'value for money' (Financial Times 2021 Global MBA Rankings)

Excellence in Denmark: The Danish Business Authority – Erhvervsstyrelsen – has identified a number of Danish Clusters of Excellence, where companies and research environments are performing at the top of their fields, and they are creating a business ecosystem that rivals the paramount status of Boston. Clusters of Excellence *highly competitive and recognised internationally: Energy Technologies, Environmental Technologies, Food Production and Bio Resources, Life Sciences and Welfare Technologies, Construction, Design/Fashion/Furniture, Advanced Manufacturing, Digital Technologies, Financial Services & FinTech. Learn more - Excellence in Innovation is turning Denmark into a global Powerhouse

Top five post-MBA industries:

  • Life Sciences / Pharma / Healthcare
  • Finance / FinTech
  • Tech
  • Consulting
  • Energy / CleanTech / Sustainability

Examples of post-MBA titles:

  • SVP of Finance and Strategy
  • CEO & Entrepreneur
  • Senior Sustainability Manager
  • Global Supply Chain Manager
  • Principal Consultant
  • Manager of Commercial Excellence Strategy
  • Business Development Manager
  • Architect and Founder
  • Chief Commercial Officer 

Examples of companies where graduates placed:

  • Amazon
  • A.P. Moller Mærsk
  • Arla Foods
  • Bain & Company
  • Boston Consulting Group - BCG
  • Carlsberg
  • Chr. Hansen
  • Danfoss
  • Danske Bank
  • DSV Panalpina
  • GUBI
  • KPMG Denmark
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Novo Holdings
  • Ørsted
  • Pandora
  • Nordea
  • Novozymes
  • Nestle
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Milestone
  • Philips
  • Roche
  • Vestas
  • ZeroNorth

For Recruiting Companies

If you are a recruiter/company interested in working together with Copenhagen MBAs you can find out more here. You can also contact our Careers Manager on; +45 3815 6024.

Alumni Testimonials

"The careers team connected me with an alum of the Copenhagen MBA who worked at Pandora. This connection proved to be valuable as it resulted in my internship and consequently my role at Pandora today. You automatically have a built-in network of alum and peers that you connect with personally and professionally so you feel supported." Click here to read Kelsey's feature. 

“The careers team at CBS did an excellent job at guiding me through the interview process.” - Alum Laura Formigo, Senior Finance Partner for Changing Diabetes in Children at Novo Nordisk. Click here to read Laura's feature. 

"One of the really valuable parts of the programme for me was the Careers Module which ran throughout the year, almost like a coaching course, giving you access to an experienced advisor who can help you figure out where you should be going, and the kinds of roles that might be available to you." - Alum Lizelle Van Schouwenburg, VP of Business Performance & Strategy, ZeroNorth. Click here to read Lizelle's feature. 

"When I attended Copenhagen Business School, I had no intention of starting my own business. But that's exactly what the Copenhagen MBA prepared me for." *NINAYO was selected to go through Silicon-Valley-based startup accelerator Expa Labs and it received investment from Uber chairman and co-founder Garrett Camp and has been endorsed by Barack Obama. Click here to read Jack's feature. 

"I met someone at a CBS event who was active in the start-up space in Denmark and referred me to the founder of a start-up. I ended up working closely with that founder for about 6 months during the MBA as a student assistant, helping with her go-to-market strategy and pitch deck to investors. Not only was she a great mentor and person to learn from, but she was also very well-connected, having previously been in senior management in several top companies in Denmark." - Alum Matthew Nichols, Head of International Delivery at cBrain. Click here to read Matt's feature. 

The page was last edited by: Full-time MBA // 09/29/2022

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